Dec 19, 2012 6:00am PST
and demographic changes and the president is both the symbol and in some ways the architect of this new america. mr. obama also received the honor in 2008 when he was president election. >>> you may not think of the golden state as being king of black oil but that may be about to change i am >> which high paying jobs don't need four years of college to get? jane king is live at the new york stock exchange. tell me! >>> good morning. believe it or not california stands a good chance of becoming the nation's top oil producing state within a decade the government sold leases covering 18,000 acres last week, occidental amid the dominant bidders analysts forecasting a california "renaissance. stronger open this morning, slightly, s&p a little lower, optimism over the fiscal cliff, a lot of caution as well as you can see. bloomberg index is a little higher. with college tuition skyrocketing more families are considering community college to save money forbes broke down the best paying jobs for community college grads, air traffic controllers top the list with six figure median salary. other high payi
Dec 19, 2012 7:00am PST
, this is the population of the united states of america. this is a representation of the 300 million firearms in the united states today. nearly one gun per person. i say now is the right time to talk about this. more than 31,000 people die each year from gun violence. let me say this again, these are the last numbers from 2009. 31,000 people died in that year alone. 87 people die every single day. i thought that the vietnam war was wrong. every year 31,000 people to be killed. we must talk about a noun and that is what i am going and i am proud for the senator. i am proud of the president for doing what he is joined. we must all talk about this now but here is the thing. we have to do more than talk because we have talked before and we have cried before. we have to act and to me there are several things that we need to do. let me list what we need to do. first, we have to take the war off of our streets. we have to take the weapons of war also hours streets. the senators have the bills. second, we must ensure that local law enforcement is involved in revealing the concealed weapons permits.
Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm PST
:30 that night and vicky did not make it. she was one of the teachers that was killed. >> across america vigils like this one are popping up for grief-stricken people who feel the need to be together and reach out to the victims. >> i am going to say thank you for doing this for them. i know the people in connecticut would just love this. >> ♪ amazing grace >> it was also a chance for people to express themselves. several kids left letters letters and art work including an eight-year-old girl who made this sign. >> i decided to make the poster so i could make everybody feel happy and make sure everybody else is safe. >> before tonight many people didn't know where or how to begin mending their own hearts. tonight they found a starting point. in pleasanton, alan wang, abc7 news. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the connecticut school tragedy. you can express your sympathy by posting this badge to your facebook wall. it is available on our page at facebook.com/abc7 news. >>> well, coming up next, bracing for the cold. the measures being taken right now to protect plants, people
Dec 19, 2012 7:00am PST
that have become iconic in america's bizarre and shameful epidemic of gun violence. >> reporter: public outrage over the massacre has also emboldened members of congress to challenge the power of the gun lobby. >> the political power is much like the wizard of oz. they're bullies. and what's most important is, they really don't represent their membership. the members are overwhelmingly in favor of responsible use of guns and responsible rules. >> reporter: feelings are running very high after this tragedy. of course, there's been a lot of talk of a turning point. the president today will announce that he's putting vice president biden in charge of a process to look at possible new legislation. but, look, change doesn't happen quickly in washington. there have been about a dozen attempts to bring back the assault weapons ban. they've all failed in congressional committee. and the national rifle association spent $17 million this year to influence legislation and public opinion. it'll be looking out for its interests long after the outrage subsides. charlie, norah? >> bill plante, thanks.
Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm PST
the next round of rain expected this week. >> america moving closer to going off the fiscal cliff. but what exactly does that mean to you? the latest on negotiations -- and the tax implications -- after the break. >>catherine: wwe're continuing to follow the developments in the school shooting in conneticut. today - two more little children were buried. while others are returning to school. a full report from newtown - at 5-30. >>pam: taxes could be on the way. tonight, kron4's dan kerman if talks about what you can do before the end of the year. to protect what's in your but first - catherine heenan has an update on where negotiations stand right now. catherine? >> there's some optimism that lawmakers are closing in on a budget deal. president obama and house speaker john boehner have been continuing to talk. a couple of details on where things stand: boehner would allow income tax rates to rise for people making more than a million dollars a year.and would hold rates where they are for everyone making less. initially - republicans didn't want 'any' taxes to go up. and the president would
Dec 19, 2012 5:00am PST
shooting the nra says and i'm quoting in part the national rifle association of america is made up of four million moms and dads, sons and daughters and we are shocked, saddened, and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in newtown. the nra says it will not comment on the newtown school shooting. immediately they did not out of respect for the families and as a matter of common decency. the nra says it wants to be part of the national dialogue to make sure the tragedy like that doesn't happen again. make sure you stay right here with us on ktvu for more coverage about the connecticut school shooting. coming up we'll take you back live to newtown, connecticut. we'll hear what it has been like for the students there who went back to school and what is complicating the investigation to figure out why the gunman did what he did. >> i can't imagine heading back to school. >>> time now 5:39. sal is covering traffic. where you starting? >> we are starting this morning with in fact i forgot. there we go. starting on highway 4 bay point. sometimes my brain it was there and j
Dec 19, 2012 7:00am PST
of america. it's also a representation of the 300 million firearms in the united states today. nearly one gun per person. so i say now is the right time to talk about this. >> you are listening live to senator boxer speaking out about gun violence and holding a news conference to discuss new legislation to strengthen security at schools. she emphasized 258 victims have been killed in school shootings since columbine in 1999, 212 have been wounded since the shooting at -- we're gonna hear comments from her again and president obama will be carrying a speech live. we'll have more on that in a minute. >>> right now we want to check in with steve paulson for an update on the very cold weather. a pretty sunrise. >> we do have very, very cold readings, crystal clear. it's cold this morning. freeze warning is out. it's so cold that lori myers in walnut creek sent us this picture of her cat, chili dog parked right in front of the heater. i love it. if your cat is there, i understand as well. temperatures when you get in the 20s, it's really cold. cold morning, turning cloudy tomorrow. it will be warm